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The Fraud & Posturing of the Senate Committee
on Ethics & Internal Governance
by its July 16, 2021 hearing on "New York State's System of Ethics Oversight and Enforcement", postponed --
& then held on August 25, 2021



July 8, 2021
Senate Announcment:
"Senate to Hold Hearing on Ethics Oversight and Enforcement"

July 8, 2021
on-line registration & requirements
"New York State's Ethics Oversight and Enforcement Witness Request"

1.
CJA's July 8, 2021 registration (at 5:30 pm)
& July 9, 2021 e-mail (at 9:55 am)
with "written statement in support of testimony"
& accompanying EVIDENTIARY webpage


2.
July 9, 2021 e-mail (at 10:18 pm)
from Chair Biaggi's Chief of Staff


3.
CJA's July 12, 2021 "written testimony
in lieu of oral testimony"  (at 9:46 am)



4.
POSTPONED -- July 12, 2021 hearing


5.
CJA's July 12, 2021 e-mail to Chair Biaggi (at 11:53 am) --
       "INVITE to ZOOM meeting, Etc --
Written Testimony in Lieu of Oral Testimony --
July 12, 2021 Hearing on 'New York State's System
of Ethics Oversight and Enforcement'"

6.
July 13th E-Mail Exchange
with Chair Biaggi's Legislative Director

CJA's e-mail --
"My INVITE to a ZOOM meeting, Etc.:
'New York State's System of Ethics Oversight and Enforcement"

Legislative Director's e-mail

CJA's e-mail --
"Yes, absolutely, but the sooner, the better..."

7.
CJA's July 15, 2021 FOIL request to Senate
& Committee on Open Government
--
"The postponed July 12th Senate Ethics & Internal Governance
Committee hearing on "New York State's System of Ethics Oversight
and Enforcement"

8.
CJA's July 16, 2021 e-mail to the 7 Members
of the Senate Ethics & Internal Governance Committee
--
"INVITE to ZOOM meeting, Etc. --

'New York State's System of Ethics Oversight and Enforcement'"

 

9.
July 16th & 19th E-Mail Exchanges
with Chair Biaggi's Legislative Director

Legislative Director's July 16th e-mail

CJA's July 16th e-mail -- "Yes, thank you..."

Legislative Director's July 19th e-mail

CJA's July 19th e-mail -- "Confirmed..."


10.
CJA's July 21, 2021 e-mail to the 7 Members
of the Senate Ethics & Internal Governance Committee, Etc.
--
"JCOPE's violations of Executive Law 94.9(l)(i) by its July 8, 2021 annual report for 2020 --
and by ALL its prior annual reports -- and DEMAND that it rectify same"

attaching:
CJA's July 20, 2021 letter to JCOPE Executive Director
(cc to LEC Executive Director) --
"JCOPE’s violations of Executive Law §94.9(l)(i) by its July 8, 2021 annual report for 2020 –
and by ALL its prior annual reports – and DEMAND that it rectify same
"

   & linking to:
NYS Comptroller Edward Regan's 1989 Report:
 
"NOT ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PUBLIC:
Resolving Charges against Judges is Cloaked in Secrecy
"
 
-- with his press release,
"COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT NEEDS OVERSIGHT" 

11.
July 21st E-Mail Exchanges

CJA's e-mail to Assembly Ethics Committee Chair Simon's Legislative Director --
"Accountability: JCOPE’s violations of Executive Law §94.9(l)(i) by its July 8, 2021 annual report
for 2020 – and by ALL its prior annual reports – and DEMAND that it rectify same
"

e-mail from Senate Ethics Committee Chair Biaggi's Legislative Director

CJA's e-mail to Chair Biaggi's Legislative Director --
"Today's phone conversation..."

CJA's e-mail to Chair Biaggi's Legislative Director --
"I have just seen this e-mail..."

12.
August 25, 2021 hearing:
"New York State's System of Ethics Enforcement & Oversight"
"By Invitation Only"

13.
CJA's August 31, 2021 FOIL request to Senate --
"Written statements of witnesses, would-be witnesses, & others,
submitted for the Aug. 25, 2021 hearing on 'New York State's System
of Ethics Oversight and Enforcement' & related records"

---------------------

 

What a Methodologically-Sound Review
of JCOPE & LEC Would Look LIke



* * *
PRESS

some illustrative prior

July 9, 2021
"Lawmaker seeks advice on fighting Albany corruption"
Lockport Journal (CNHI-Joe Mahoney) & July 8, 2021 here

July 11, 2021
"New York's broken ethics"
Albany Times Union (editorial)

July 11, 2021
"How will government meetings adjust to a post-ZOOM world?"
Politico (Bill Mahoney)

July 12, 2021
"New York's Ethics Watchdog Under Scrutiny"
WAMC (Blair Horner)

July 12, 2021
"
State ethics hearing delayed over transparency question"
Albany Times Union (Chris Bragg)

July 12, 2021
"New York lawmakers forced to postpone ethics hearing over open meeting concerns"
Center Square (Steve Bittenbender)

July 12, 2021
"New York Senate Ethics Hearing Delayed Due To Open Meeting Law Concerns"
WXXI (Karen DeWitt) 

July 12, 2021
"NYS ethics hearing postponed"
News 10 (Corina Cappabianca)

July 12, 2021
"NY state lawmakers cancel ethics hearing after rule mix-up"
New York Post (Bernadette Hogan)

July 12, 2021
"Senators 'Zooming' from home causes ethics hearing to be postponed"
NY1 (Morgan McKay)

July 13, 2021
"New York Sen. Biaggi talks reforming Albany's ethics watchdog"
Spectrum News (Nick Reisman)

July 15, 2021
"Open Meeting Law concerns stalls ethics hearing"
Johnson Newspapers (Kate Lisa)

July 15, 2021
"JCOPE's Critics Not Giving Up"
WAMC  (Karen DeWitt)

July 16, 2021
NY NOW

July 22, 2021
"NY Senate hearing on ethics reform scheduled for August 25"
Spectrum News (Seamus Lyman)

 

 


 

 

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